A prolific artist being lowered to her response to her male coworker in an underwear industrial—you hate to see it.
In case you missed it, final weekend marked the return of the Golden Globes to primetime tv, following a yr of reckoning within the leisure trade. Ayo Edebiri accepted the award for Greatest Efficiency by a Feminine Actor in a Tv Sequence for her function as Sydney Adamu in The Bear, alongside her co-star Jeremy Allen White who took dwelling the Globe for the male counterpart to the identical award.
Regardless of Edebiri’s prolific yr as an actor—with stellar performances in The Bear, Bottoms, Theatre Camp and Abbott Elementary—a number of interviewers couldn’t assist however ask her to react to her co-star’s newest Calvin Klein industrial, that includes White stripped right down to his underwear in basic Calvin Klein vogue. The advert drew a lot of consideration on-line with followers thirsting over his physique, and TikToker @HaleyyBaylee even thanked White for his marketing campaign on behalf of “all ladies on the web” when she bumped into him on the Globes.
In an interview with Entry Hollywood alongside her Abbott co-star Quinta Brunson, Ayo Edebiri was proven the picture of White’s Calvin Klein collab and requested to react to it. Visibly greatly surprised, she reminded the interviewer that that’s, in reality, her coworker. Whereas Edebiri stored a relaxed and picked up tone, it’s unlucky that the second Entry Hollywood determined to advertise from the interview was one the place a prolific artist was being lowered to her response to her male coworker in an underwear industrial.
A fast Google search of Ayo Edebiri reveals how Jeremy Allen White’s win and Calvin Klein marketing campaign have develop into intertwined with—and even overshadowed—Edebiri and her information.
And it didn’t occur simply as soon as! When the forged of The Bear gathered for interviews after gathering their wins for the night time, one other interviewer for Additional introduced out a big printed copy of White’s marketing campaign to get reactions from the forged. Whereas it might have appeared humorous to the interviewer, Edebiri was fast to maneuver the portrait off-screen, continuing to remind the interviewer that to an actor, the Globes are a “work occasion” and must be handled as such.
Not solely does Edebiri shut down misogynistic questions with grace, however her reminders to the interviewers that award exhibits are her place of job is an important reframing of the narrative that actors are supposed to offer entertaining anecdotes and reactions on the pink carpet, particularly when requested intensely private or inappropriate questions.
It’s time we start to see ladies actors for his or her expertise, not for his or her relationships with their co-stars.
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